"He had shaken her hand."
Translation:Hij had haar een hand gegeven.
Wait so this does NOT mean to give someone a hand with like a job or something? How would you say that?
Yeah, it doesn't. Usually we just say "helpen" for that, I think.
- Kan je me even helpen? - Can you give me a hand?
(here, the adverb "even" signifies that the action "helpen" does not last long)